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drone strikes against u.s. citizens. lawmakers are expected to zero on on mr. obama's chief terrorist adviser and what he knew and when he knew it. the tactic faces new recruit any of after release of confidential documents. >>> and there are documents showing drones used to kill members of al qaeda. that brought back after demands of the legal justification for the strikes. late wednesday the white house bowed to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. >>> senator dianne feinstein said lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement, it is critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all the counterterrorism operation. >> last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into quote, a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department have already faced changes in the military operations. the pentag
on a missile that could reach the u.s. it's the country's third test since 2006 and the first under leader king jong-un. president obama went on to say move hurts stability in the region but promises to pursue firm action. the u.s. security council has scheduled an emergency meeting for later this morning. and china has shown opposition to the test. >>> fugitive chris dorner is on today from the police dragnet in los angeles. the former lapd cop has been officially charged with killing michael crane in riverside last thursday. dorner is also suspected in two other revenge shooting deaths. meanwhile, large wanted billboards featuring dorner's picture are now up in southern california. there's a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. >>> meanwhile, in chicago a manhunt has ended and two men have been charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton 18-year-old michael ward and and 20-year-old kenneth williams face charges of murder and attempted murder with battery. they say they opened fire on hadiya last month. officials say it was a tragic case of mistaken ident
organization, incorrectly referred to the u.s. policy on iran and nuclear weapons as containment. >> by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: hagel said he fully backs the president's position that iran cannot be allowed to get nuclear weapons and says the u.s. should talk to iran. >> that was nbc's kelly o'connell. >>> three stories that we'll be developing later today. secretary of state hillary clinton says her good-byes at the white house in the morning and then gives a farewell address at state later in the afternoon. moments later, john kerry takes the oath and the title of secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, keep an eye on vice president joe bide hoon is in germany meeting with angela merkel. they'll have a midday conference. how is your friday weekend looking? bill karins is here. >> happy february. groundhog's going to be popping up soon. >> and hopefully spring is here. >> we all hope. let's look at the cold, yesterday it was the big story. minneapolis to fargo and now spread as far south as chicago and minneapolis. the windchill is on the brutal side. min
this week showed drones had been cleared for use against u.s. citizens suspected of working as u.s. terrorists. nbc's tracie potts is live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. in his hearing, brennan strongly defended the use of drones but he distanced himself from questionable interrogation tactics used on terror suspects. >> truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers, on drone attacks and even americans. at least three killed so far. >> any american who did that should know well that they in fact are part of an enemy against us and that the united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> reporter: drones are used against imminent threats, he said, not as payback. but some are still concerned if it's legal and asked what if the cia takes out the wrong person. >> we've got to see, any and all, of those legal opinions, the ones that the bipartisan group of senators asked for before the vote. >> would that individual please -- >> reporter
, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep the lights on. for people all over america, like 71-year-old lois sexton in tennessee, that mailbox at the end of the driveway has been a reliable connection to the rest of the world. >> that's my communication with the people i have my retirement with, my social security. >> reporter: since 1863, six days a week, rain or shine, letters, bills, government checks, newspapers, even movies, have arrived, even on saturday. now the 21st century with its e-mail, e-card
capital murder charges in the shooting death of chris kyle, a u.s. sniper who starred in the reality series "stars earn stripes." kyle and a friend were gunned down at a north texas shooting range. >> in an interview with the "today" show last year, kyle said he had no regrets about his actions in combat. >> every person i killed, i have a clear conscience of because they were actively trying to harm americans, allies, or civilians. >> routh was a military veteran, but his motives are still unclear. he's being held on $3 million bond. >>> we are entering the seventh day of the hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy is still being held in an underground bunker by jim lee dykes. police say dykes shot and killed a school bus driver last tuesday and abducted the child. police continue to negotiate with dykes who has received medicine for the boy and is believed to be making the boy as comfortable as possible. the funeral for the bus driver was held sunday. as hundreds turned out to pay tribute to charles poland who was hailed as a hero for protecting the other children on the scho
california and going to head straight to the u.s. this is a big storm that's going to cause problems for traveling, especially later on tonight and all day thursday. let me show you where the storm is located. and the temperatures tell the story. we are watching the storm with a chilly 41 in san francisco and l.a. rain and snow in the mountains. the cold air is in place around kansas city, up through areas of nebraska, iowa and missouri. that's where the storm itself is locked in. you can spinning through southern california. that is going to exit out through the plains. we already have a big area of rain developing in north texas and southern oklahoma. eventually, as this storm kicks out we will be watching a lot of snow developing. we already have winter storm warnings much of kansas and nebraska. these are all winter storm watches that will go over as either warnings or advisories in the days ahead. our computers, one of the more reliable computers is pinpointed snow from oklahoma northward to nebraska. 6 to 12 inches in a large area, including, kansas city, wichita and topeka are
. >> on the fiscal front the u.s. treasury reported a rare surplus in january of $2.9 billion thanks to that social security tax cut that expired last month. >>> meanwhile, transunion says the national rate hike on payments has fallen. >>> a happy valentine's day is not compliblg indicated. 79% of women said a romantic dinner and movie is their preferred valentine's day date. but a special treat to help your lady wouldn't hurt. edible shoe designs from the chocolatier go from $30 to $50 a pair. >>> meet the world's basketball free-throw shooter in action. >>> plus, what started this courtroom brawl. and how did it get so out of control? >>> welcome back. now to some other stories that caught our eye this morning. we start with nebraska where drama in a courtroom with two families attending a sentencing hearing broke into an all-out brawl. police had to use pepper spray and fin down some of the fighters to regain control of the situation. one person was september to the hospital and two others were arrested. >>> in boston, all that snow has to go somewhere. so city crews have enlisted a snowzillo th
kennedy as well as photographs and some books. >>> u.s. markets are closed for the president's day holiday. when traders get back to work this week, the housing recovery will be a big focus. fresh homebuilder centsment comes out tomorrow, housing starts wednesday, existing home sales thursday. investors will also be on the hunt for some clarity from the fed. the release of its last meeting minutes. the question is whether there's been any more talk of ending its easy money policy. >>> also on deck, walmart's earnings report. speculation is swirling after bloomberg quoted an internal e-mail saying walmart's february sales were "total disaster." gold will also be on the radar this week. the recent market darling has tumbled to a six-month low, shedding 4% already this year. >>> prices at the pump have been on the rise each of the past 29 days, rising seven cents this week to a average in of $3.64 a gallon, 12 cents more than last year. >>> a strike by a major spanish airline could ground more than 1,000 flights this week. workers at iberia began a five-day strike at midnight over plans to cu
is not a u.s. citizen, a detective said she will be deported as soon as she finishes serving out her sentence. >> one of the jurors behind a guilty verdict in the phylicia barnes case is talking about what went on behind the scenes the first -- for the first time. the most influential piece of evidence came from michael johnson's own mouth. the recorded conversations between johnson and his family members. the juror said johnson did not show remorse and never claimed he was innocent, and that was a major deal breaker. [indiscernible] he was on air with these conversations saying the things he said and with that attitude. >> johnson was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of the 16-year-old from north carolina. a crucial vote is expected in annapolis this evening on too emotionally charged issues. the fate of a bill to repeal the death penalty and that gun- control legislation are in the hands of the senate. david collins joins us live from annapolis. is a big night there. >> they are discussing the repeal bill right now, with the swing vote now in favor of abolishing the death pena
for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. the shift follows mounting demands to see the memos from members of congress. >> they should produce this legal document. i don't think they should hold back anymore. >> i'm going to pull out all the stops to get the actual legal analysis, because without it, in effect, the administration is practicing secret law. >> the move comes two days after nbc news reported on this confidential 16-page justice department white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected al qaeda leaders, such as american born anwar al. the white house called such targeted killing a lawful act of self-defense and concluded they did not require the target was plotting a specific attack in the immediate future. the contents of the memo drew sharp criticism from some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> civil liberties advocates say the white house move is not enough. >> it's a memo that really ought to be
of partyers continued their mardi gras facilities. >>> paul bremer, the former u.s. envoy to iraq, laughed after the first shoe was thrown, tried to the catch the second shoe. the man that threw the shoe said he was delivering messages from sa dad hussein and the iraqi people. >>> boeing is hoping to get its troubled 787 dreamliner back in service as soon as possible. checking the plane, all the planes batteries after several problems were reported that month, ultimately grounding the commercial service fleet. a test flight was in the air on saturday. get this. the flight lasted a few hours and the crew described it as uneventful. >>> the search for life on mars continues with a big step forward for nasa. these pictures sent back after the curiosity rover drove through a rock on the red planet. scientists think the rock could hold evidence of a long lost wet environment. >> chris brown says he was trying to get away from the paparazzi when he crashed his car. he told police he was being chased when he ran his porsche into a wall in beverly hills. good thing nothing controversial ever happe
this week. here is the a.p. headline. u.s. limited in fight against north african militants. the united states is struggling to confront an uptick in threats in the newest hot spot with limited intelligence and few partners to help as the obama administration weighs who you to keep islamic extremists from jeopardizing national security without launching war. we want to put up a map here. and explain to people where this is. egypt, libya, algeria, mali, niger. when i read about the idea that we don't have enough intelligence, we've known about al qaeda in north africa since before 9/11. this is the original safe haven of osama bin laden, was north africa. did we drop the ball? >> you know, when al qaeda attacked the united states on 9/11, and it became clear that we had to go to war on terrorism against al qaeda, we focused on al qaeda's core leadership and where they were at. and we've done that. we've gone after them in pakistan, afghanistan, and going after them in yemen, going after them in somalia. yes, they are out there. >> it's been out there a long time, right? it's not new. >>
, a changing of the guard today in afghanistan, a new commander of nato and u.s. forces took over. marine general joseph dunford succeeded john allen who has been in command the last 18 months. president obama has nominated allen to be the supreme allied commander in europe. the u.s. and its allies plan to hand over security to afghan forces at the end of next year. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, new information about a potentially deadly disease that's made a big comeback. >>> and later, why they're all rooting for this big guy as a top contender for best in show. . transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. test. test. test. test. test. test. test.3 f1 test. test. test. >>> we're back with health news, and concern about a growing outbreak of whooping coug
, we have an accident just past the airport. route 424 at u.s. route 50. so far so good on the north side. delays on liberty road down to edmondson. this is 29 and traffic is moving just fine. 83 from york road, be extra careful. a possibility of sleet for the north into pennsylvania. >> mostly rain in our area. we could get some light amounts of snow overnight. boston, new york a foot to maybe three feet. we're on the north edge where most of the moisture is coming from. most is rain right now. >> two runners will not have anything to worry about if the elevators breakdown. 10 minutes, 12 seconds to get to the top for the winner. this is her fourth time winning the race. the vertical marathon. >> a kansas boy is 2 years old but has perfected his basketball game. this video has received more than 1 million hits. he went to work and perfected -- >> no way! >> he was on the "today" show. >> that is unbelievable. >> "give me about 12 years." >> 6:43. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. the roads are wet. extra time is needed. eastbound 100 just past telegra
capes and parkas, and $5,000 for a football signed by u.s. presidents. using campaign contributions for these kinds of personal expenditures is way over the line. you just can't do it. >> reporter: jackson's wife sandra was also charged with income tax evasion in the case. i offer no excuses more my conduct jackson said in his statement. i want to offer my sincerest apologies to my family, my friends, and all of my supporters for my errors in judgment. jackson resigned last november just weeks after easily winning re-election. while he dropped from public view last year and said he was being treated for bipolar disorder, fbi agents were closing in initially investigating allegations one of his fundraisers offered to raise campaign cash for now convicted illinois governor rod blagojevich in exchange for naming jackson to fill barack obama's senate seat. today at a rally held by operation push, the group founded by his father, family members stood by jackson. we can make it through this period of time. i love my brother. i will stand with him until the end of time. >> reporter: jackso
of a big u.s. city. the blast felt a mile away. tonight, they're still digging through what's left. >>> storm warning. a huge winter system on the move. a dangerous mix in 18 states, 30 million americans in the path of this one. >>> and hoop streadreams for th unlikely star of the high school basketball team crushing the competition, though he's just about half their size. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. growing up in this country, you get accustomed to hearing the united states is the greatest nation on earth and the mightiest military force on the planet. what we don't like is feeling vulnerable, the way we do after we have been attacked. and now that we have learned of a massive cyber attack, electronic espionage allegedly at the hands of a branch of the chinese military, and the kind of attack we've been warned about for years, today the white house took action. the problem is, this wake-up call has already hit a slew of big companies, and could reach into our power gr
budget cuts are imposed on the u.s. economy, and the federal government, again, while they have nothing to do with a jury, they are called the sequester, and americans get to judge for themselves who is telling the truth here. the obama administration is close to running out of dire ways to warn of the consequences. the attorney general of the united states actually said today our country is going to be less safe because of these budget cuts. so, if that's the case, why doesn't it feel more urgent amid all the noise here in washington? it's where we begin tonight with our chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know, we have a new poll out, and it has a simple and clear message -- the american public's patience is wearing thin with washington as it stumbles into yet another manufactured budget crisis. as republicans continue to say he's playing politics, the president was in newport news, virginia, today, a shipbuilding town heavily dependent on military spending. >> these cuts are wrong. they're not smart, they're not fair.
. number one, we are one of the largest natural organic food and personal care companies in the u.s. and the world. our last nielsen numbers that came out, you know, we're growing at 10% on retail stores. you know, in our quarter last night, our growth was up 25%, organic growth is up 9.4% in the u.s. we had hurricane sandy in there, stores were closed for a week. our margins improved dramatically. 72 -- >> at a time when everyone else in the food business is telling me that food costs went up. >> food costs went up. we earned 72 cents. our earnings per share were up 55%. so i guess what else can we do to make our shareholders happy? and i think our long shareholders will be happy. the barron's article, hey, when you come back -- >> i had to bring it up. >> sure. >> it hammered the stock. >> is there trouble in tea land? of course there's not trouble in tea land. is there going to be competition coming after us? absolutely, and i've said this before, indra nooyi, she's doing a great thing. >> pepsico. >> to bring more healthier foods. i can't change the way the world eats, you know,
. the u.s. company operating the bus had no crashes in the past two years, according to federal records. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night, the president addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he
attacks are a threat to the u.s. economy. china is one of the most aggressive perpetrators. check your credit reports. 21% have errors. that could lead people to pay more for credit. gas prices continue to drive higher. $3.58. the price of crude oil has been rising since december. talking about job creation. the president expected to talk about spending on infrastructure. the s&p on friday closing at a high on friday. a new mountain dew breakfast drink that is 5% juice and has vitamin b and c. the world's largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic messages after parents complained. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. we have some rain to start the day. give yourself a couple of extra minutes. we have rain at the airport. it will be a mild afternoon. mostly cloudy this afternoon, 55 . snow in chicago, 34. cold but dry in denver. >> good morning. we have just rained out there. you could use some extra time to get out there. 56 on southbound 95 down to the 895 split. we
undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderapolis in the mid '90s. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threaten iing our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for extended background checks, reinstating the assault weapons ban remains the most controversial effort. president obama is ignoring the nation's economic challenges, critics say. >> our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >> reporter: immigration reform is critical, they say, to helping the nation's economy. those coming here to meet with the president, ceos from companies like yahoo! goldman sachs and coca cola. natalie? >> thank you so much, peter. >>> secretly laying out conditions for carrying out targeted killings of suspected american terro
's no intelligence indicating that the americans are engaged in an active plot to attack the u.s. this document makes the case for drone strikes like the september 2011 attacks who kill the operative anwar al awlaki. >>> front and center in washington as president obama holds high-level talks on a topic at the white house, house members will tackle the issue on capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts joins us live with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. let's start at the white house. big group expected there today. two separate meetings, we've got labor leaders, business leaders included within the group, fbiu, the afl-cio, and also ceos of big companies like goldman sachs, coca-cola, united marriott, they're all coming together to talk about the impact of immigration. president obama wants a plan to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to stipulate shinn. republicans on capitol hill are worried that will happen before we secure the borders. separate from the white house meeting there's a hearing by house republicans here on capitol hill to talk about that. >> tracie potts in washington. thank yo
. the leading edge of a massive storm blanketed parts of the western u.s. from arizona to colorado. it's now moving east and forecasters in some state, predicting as much as a foot of snow. nbc's jay gray is in kansas city where the storm has already led to the cancellation of a popular golf tournament. >> reporter: this morning, the midwest is waking up to a blast of winter weather. zbrt latest winter storm is going to have everything with it freezing rain, ice and heavy snow. >> reporter: that snow has already started to fall across the region including parts of oklahoma, arkansas, colorado and kansas. shovels around. then plows are already working but if the forecast holds they may not be able to keep up the pace. some areas expect blizzard conditions and accumulations of two feet or more before it's over. so before it gets that bad, many are making sure they stoblg up on supplies to ride out the storm. >> i live far enough out of town that it's not convenient and we have enough roads in the country that do get rather snowbound. >> reporter: some roads and highways are already slick, lead
for days are beginning to get answers. u.s. coast guard said diesel fuel leaked ton to a hot surface sparking a fire that knocked out the system. coast guard estimates that a full investigation will take about six months. >>> well, it's time now for the weather. bill karins joins us here. how's it going? >> it's so easy to forget the reason they were stranded was fire which is scary enough. >> right. >> it could be a lot worse. >> yes. >>> good morning, everyone we have an active system across the country. for the next ten days. the current storm is moving up through the great lakes and the weather changing quickly across the ohio valley and deep south with the warm air showers and colder air moving behind it. that's going to be the case on the eastern seaboard. starting out you'll be fine but then the rain pushing in and much colder tomorrow. that cold blast now appears in the northern plains. you notice the green is rain, from flint, detroit, to cleveland. all the way from kentucky, the back side, a little snow in green bay. and some snow showers coming across wisconsin. the southe
states olympic hockey team defeated the heavily favorited soviets in the winter classic game. the u.s. would of course go on to win the gold. >> announcer: "early today" sports is brought to you by touch of gray. get rid of some gray. never all. >>> just ahead, spoiler alert for the academy awards. we've got a source that has a 97% accuracy record for picking oscars' winners. you don't want tos with that coming up next. >>> well, welcome back. we are going to see another snowstorm this weekend in new england. the best chance of the heavy wet snow is going to be interior sections of new england. i think the south coast of the new england, mostly a rain event four. interior sections, albany, portland, boston, new hampshire, the mass pike, that's where you have the best chance of significant snow. saturday night into sunday morning. as far as the forecast for the rest of the weekend, on saturday, a lot of rain lingering on the eastern seaboard from the mid-atlantic to the southeast. you're going to get soaked in the middle of the country. we'll get a nice recovery, mara, after the big sn
and opening this door? >> you do have to have the key faub on you. >> reporter: made in the u.s.a. and available at the end of the year. this is where you plug in the cadillac. the knock on volkswagen beetle was that only women liked its rounded shape. this does not look like your dead's beetle. now it's sleeked down and souped up. so it's really shnell. >> it can be. >> it's swell and shnell. and that means fast. test out the latest four-wheel drives. i asked the folks at jeep for the keys to a brand new car. this is all they trust me with. more than a million square feet of innovation to see and sit in, you can really workup an appetite. fortunately, today's car can really take care of that too. i'm hungry. >> where would you like to search? >> reporter: bacon and eggs. they may still have four wheels but they've also got brains. and, guys, with the kind of weather that you're talking about out your way, perhaps this is the kind of thing -- oops. this is the kind of thing that you should be looking at. put a plow on the front and make a few bucks on the side. >> we could use t
the blast, saying it threatens u.s. security and that the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further, swift and credible action by the international community. the united states will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. now, the u.n. security council in new york has called an emergency session to discuss ratcheting up sanctions against north korea, but the reality is that north korea is pretty much sanctioned out already. unless china steps up and agrees to impose strict sanctions against north korea, it appears that they will continue on this course to develop nuclear weapons. and this test today, following the test of a ballistic missile last december should put to rest any claims or hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong un is any different from his father, kim jong il. there's a difference in styles but kim jong un seems just as intent on creating a nuclear weapon that will put north korea in a powerful position as a nuclear threat in that region. >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon for us t
's no suggestion yet horse meat labelled as beef has reached the u.s. but the struggle for everyone is to be sure the meat you're buying is what the label says it i is. >> that butcher is the type that knows everyone's name and customers trust him a local store. the problem is that kind of service can cost you more and when you're trying to feed a family, every dollar counts. >> kiir simmons, thanks. >>> a special moment in american history is making major waves along san diego's waterfront. alongside the giant kiss statute to explain, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. san diego a big military community. there are many people who think this is incredibly patriotic and others who just plain think it's an eyesore. people have actually resigned over this. a 25 foot 14,000 pound piece of art that is stirring up a plus-size controversy. it is one of history's most iconic images, the photograph taken at the end of world war ii has become larger than life. not everyone likes how literally one artist took that. >> the ultimate in bad taste. >> reporter: stewart johnson's 25 foot statute
at the next several days. still seeing this major winter storm in the middle part of the u.s. eventually moving into the great lakes, including chicago and detroit. winter storm going to do a number here with the snow and the wind. going to be down right dangerous to be on the road throughout much of the plains and the midwest where this storm does track. temperatures are going to be for highs only into the 30s. so some areas may start out as rain and then change over to snow. as things get colder an the storm moves in. then for tomorrow, we're going to see the temperatures in the 30s for the mideast part. throughout the midwest. and a few lingering showers by thursday. northeast, 40. so get into some of the big e states you're 2k50e8ing with the rain shower. parts of nepg and the northeast, away from the higher elevations, from the colder spots. we'll have a better chance for some snow. then on saturday, things are turning rather quiet. just a few shower a few snow showers around the eastern lakes. other wise such of the country is going to get a little bit of a break from that series o
overseas tonight, an egyptian court has sentenced four men to prison for a year for the attack on the u.s. embassy during protests over an anti-islam film in cairo last september. the men were charged with trespassing, and destruction of property. after scaling the embassy walls and tearing down the american flag. >>> when we come back here tonight, a different perspective on the blizzard of 2013. you kno? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ iwhy let constipation somethingstry miralax.?say? mirlax works differently than other laxatives. it draws water into your colon to unblock your system naturally. don't wait to feel great. miralax. hey america, even though slisa rinna is wearing the depend silhouette briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits
from physical injury. also, many cruise ships are registered in foreign countries and not subject to u.s. taxes and many regulations. the "triumph" is incorporated in the bahamas. >> this industry is unregulated because they have successfully hidden behind their fortunes flags. >> reporter: in 2010, congress did pass the cruise vessel security and safety act, mandating better crime reporting at sea. but critics say it's not enough. >> there's no reason when a ship is mechanically deficient, operating out of the united states, that the united states cannot take action against the cruise lines. >> reporter: the industry says it has improved, implementing new safety policies following a string of disasters last year. like the cost of "concordia" and the cost of "allegra." >> this is already a heavily regulated industry. it's regulated at both international levels and national levels. and the enforcement occurs in multiple layers. >> reporter: door says on any given day there are some 280 cruise ships on the open seas. carrying about 300,000 passengers. for those considering any kind of trav
. major war against the cyber u.s. nonzript neighborhood and this 12-story building, the source of thousands of cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies, spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report confirmed by u.s. intelligence, it is the headquarters of unit 61398, cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. >> the chinese government sapgsing these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets, the news media, including "the new york times," the washington post and wall street journal. and familiar brands like coca cola, facebook. ugly gorilla and dota, according to this instructional video from the computer security firm that did the study. >> we see dota logging in. >> reporter: attackers send deceptive e-mails, tricking users to clicking on a malicious link to a phony website so the hackers can steal confidential files, grabbing them back to shanghai. >> when these compan
-sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the government today joined a lawsuit that had been filed earlier by one of his teammates, floyd landis. it says armstrong violated a strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he never used them. the government says armstrong cheated the postal service out of $30 million it paid to sponsor his racing team. but armstrong's lawyers say tonight the postal service's own study show it benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totalling more than $100 million. the justice department says lance armstrong's confessional television interview will be a factor as this goes forward, brian. >> pete williams in d.c. for us tonight. pete, thanks. >>> now to that huge winter storm that left parts of the midwest buried in snow overnight. it's all headed northeast now with new england looking at its third weekend in a row with significant precipitation. and high winds. nbc's john yang in chicago covering for us. >> reporter: across the midwest, the day after the storm brought more treacherous travel. in iowa, a tractor-trailer lost control and was split in tw
authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard and the national transportation safety board, the ntsb, are heavily involved, interviewing passengers and crew, trying to determine why the fire broke out and how it was handled and ultimately trying to prevent something like this from ever happening again. lester? >> thanks. the ordeal on the carnival "triumph" was difficult for everyone on board. for some, it did become a dire emergency. our chief medical correspondent, dr. nancy snyderman, has a story of one family's dream cruise that turned into a hair-raising evacuation on the high seas. [ cheers ] >> they're safe! >> thank you. >> reporter: their trip was supposed to be a birthday party and family reunion at sea. planned for more than a year and including 31 relatives. >> for me it was the most scariest part. i thought they're here for my birthday. >> reporter: this trip of a lifetime was ruined when at 5:30 last sunday the ship's p.a. system sounded alarms. their thoughts instantly turned to one member -- rachel alderett, 54 years old and suffering kidney disease. she nee
generation in u.s. history. yet, there are many myths and misconceptions about them. >> here to tell us what she's learned about her generation is "today" contributor and host of "rltv's boomers 2.0, a generation and reimagined" and "rethink 50 plus" is our good friend jane pauley. >> hi, jane. >> a little cleavage in the morning. >> that is what we like. >> that's the way we like our jane. let's be honest. >> thank you for pointing that out. thank you so much for pointing that out. >> that's what we're here for. >> by the way, my generation is our generation. >> right, exactly. >> you, hoda, are the trailing edge. she's on the cusp. you're the trailing edge. i'm the leading edge of the baby boomers. >> i'm right there with you. >> you're ripe. >> oh, boy am i ripe. >> you certainly are. >> rltv in partnership with aarp has done these two programs on the next week on the 14th -- wednesday, i think -- re-evaluating the impact of our generation. i mean, everybody knows the impact we have had, but that we continue to have is the issue, and the numbers would surprise you. boomers have about almo
pollone has more on what's next for passengers and the cruise ship. after a celebration-filled return to u-s soil passengers morning about the death of the ex-cop christopher dorner. law enforcement officials now believe dorner died by his own hand. they believe dorner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. his charred remains were found in the cabin where he made a last stand. it had been unclear if he died in the fire or from a wound suffered in a fierce shootout. overseas now to the day in court for the 'blade runner', oscar pistorius. just a few months ago, he was making history at the olympics. yesterday, he broke down in court, sobbing, as prosecutors formally charged him of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend. prosecutors say he shot and killed 30-year-old reeva steenkamp. the model was reportedly found with four gunshot wounds -- including one to her head -- inside the athlete's south africa home. pistorius will remain in jail until his bond hearing -- set for some time next week. state police are trying to determine if two troopers crossed the line when a
up, they would run over to the volleyball court. we brought the sport over to the u.s. and we have amazing athletes. >> like soccer, no hands? >> no hands. >> head, feet, chest, everything else is okay? >> wow! >> there's no chance we could possibly do this. >> yeah. well -- >> you could use your feet? >> you can use your head. >> your head, shoulders. players smash it with their feet at the net. >> like a spike? >> like a spike. if you were acrobatic enough to crush it with your feet, that counts as two. >> is this catching on here? >> yeah. soccer players are playing. volleyball players that will leave their court and -- >> is it a coed sport? >> coed. it's like beach volleyball. we mix it up all the time. we have great athletes on the other side there as well. >> i'm not going to take my shirt off but that's exactly what i look like with my shirt off. >> are we going to give it a go? >> let's give it a chance. >> we need your help. somebody has to get in here. come on, savannah. >> oh, no. >> hurry up, guys. >> let's go. >> no hands, right? >> i play soccer. >> each one on -- >>
and brain. the fake zrug packaged as al tra ban, a turkish version of the drug not approved in the u.s. >> and yearly mammograms may not be required for women. getting mammograms every other year were as effective as getting them every year. doctors say women who were screened every other year were not higher for the advanced dying notion. >> here's a sobering too tisk the now, number of peoplal diagnosed with als i'mers is expected to trip over the next four years. more than 10,000 adults age 55 and older were interviewed and tested for dementia every three years based on the studies they estimated the number of those with alzheimer's will exceed 13 million. researchers have discovered a new strain of whooping cough that may be rant to a vaccine and a new strain was found in france where over a dozen cases that may be caused by the same strain. it may explain why the nation just had its worst year for whooping cough in years. they don't believe it's deadlier but people were getting sicker. >> you may be more worried about the flu than injuries due to sports. players often share equi
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